It’s all very well to have so much internal volume, but if all of it is taken up with berths and shower units, then where does all the ‘stuff’ go? On the charter boat we hired, for example, the forward double had a water tank beneath it, a few shelves with nothing to secure gear above the bunk on one side, and one good sized hanging locker. Nothing like enough space for two people to liveaboard for two weeks in such a northern latitude, let alone full time. You inevitably end up with people living out of their sailing bags, a situation I cordially dislike.
And how ‘stuff’ accumulates. The area under our huge double bunk forward on Pèlerin is now just about completely filled with spares, camping gear, an inflatable kayak, dive gear and all of the ‘essential’ paraphernalia of life aboard. Fortunately we have lots of locker space built in for all of our clothes for all latitudes (for us to return to work), otherwise we’d have to move out!
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